Credits: 3


Prerequisite: ENME361.
Restriction: Permission of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Continuation of ENME361. Fundamentals of vibration, controls, and optimization. Analysis and design in time, Laplace and frequency domains. Mathematical descriptions of system response, system stability, control and optimization. Optimal design of mechanical systems.

Semesters Offered

Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Summer 2024, Spring 2024

Learning Objectives

In this course the student will develop and/or refine the following areas of knowledge:

  • General engineering problem formulation, organization, solution, and solution optimization methodologies
  • Mathematical descriptions of systems
  • Analysis in time and frequency domains
  • Control systems analysis and stability
  • Transfer functions
  • Block diagrams
  • Design of feedback systems
  • State-space analysis and controller design
  • Linear algebra and linear differential equations
  • MATLAB environment


Topics Covered

  • Laplace Transforms
  • Transfer Functions
  • System Modeling: Mechanical, Electrical, Electromechanical
  • Transient Response: 1st Order, 2nd Order
  • Block Diagrams
  • Steady State Error
  • Stability
  • Root Locus
  • Gain Adjustment/Generalized Root Locus
  • Compensation: PI, PD, PID
  • Bode Plots
  • Phase and Gain Margin


Learning Outcomes

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Additional Course Information


Control Systems Engineering, 7th Ed., by Norman S. Nise, John Wiley & Sons, 2015. ISBN : 978-1-118-17051-9

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

  • Two 50 minute lectures and one 110 minute discussion each week
Last Updated By 
Dr. Munther Hassouneh, June 2017